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Career Development Services

Career Development Services

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Location: First Floor Cohen Center160

Front Desk: (239)590-7946

Email: careercenter@fgcu.edu

Reid Lennertz, Director of Career Services

Serving as the Director since 2002, Reid had had the opportunity to build the career services operation “from the ground up.” Between 2004 – 2014, FGCU has ranked #1 in the state university system of Florida every year but one for highest percentage of bachelor degree candidates employed and/or continuing their education within one year of graduation. Before joining FGCU, Reid served as the Recreation Director for The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. Successfully transformed the Recreation Department from a financial liability into the first profitable recreation center in The Ritz-Carlton chain, setting the benchmark for Ritz-Carlton recreation operations worldwide.  He was also selected from a worldwide pool of the hotel company’s top managers to be a member of the Opening Team for The Ritz-Carlton hotels in South Korea, St. Thomas, and Cancun, Mexico

Reid has a B.S. Degree from Westfield State University, as well as an MBA and M.A in Educational Leadership, both from Florida Gulf Coast University. He is an Adjunct Instructor in the Lutgert College of Business, and was nominated for the FGCU Adjunct Teaching Excellence Award in 2015.  He has successfully completed the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Training Program for reviewers to conduct external reviews based on the NACE Professional Standards for Colleges and Universities. Originally from the Boston area, he has lived in Naples since 1990.

Email Reid | Phone: (239) 590-7960 

Rose Fuller, Assistant Director of Career Services

Rose brings over 10 years’ experience counseling students and alumni of all ages, in addition to working for over 10 years in sales, marketing, and management for small and Fortune 500 companies.  Rose recently relocated to Southwest Florida from the Chicago area, previously working at Elmhurst College and Loyola University Chicago.  Rose earned her Masters of Education in Human Services and Counseling from DePaul University in Chicago as well as her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Rose is a member of National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and National Career Development Association (NCDA). 

Email Rose | (239) 590-1356

Emily Budd, Career Events and Marketing Coordinator

Emily Budd received her Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations with a minor in Nonprofit Leadership from Murray State University. Emily has experience in event management, marketing and PR, employer relations, and customer service through her previous roles with The Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and The Education Foundation—Champions For Learning of Collier County. As a Naples native, Emily brings a strong connection to the SWFL business community. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Business Administration at FGCU.

Email Emily | (239) 590-7926

Jackie Kulls, Career Advisor

Jackie holds a Master of Education in Higher Education Leadership from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from the State University of New York in Oswego. Before joining FGCU, Jackie worked as a Graduate Assistant for the FAU Career Center where she helped students create resumes, cover letters, conduct job/internship searches, and occupational research. Previous to earning her Master’s degree, she worked as a New Student Advisor & Career Services Representative at Bryant & Stratton College in Albany, NY. Jackie is a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) and Student Affairs Professionals in Higher Education (NASPA).

Email Jackie | (239) 590-7986

Nichole Hitchner, Career Advisor

Nichole Hitchner is a National Certified Counselor (NCC). She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling Services and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Psychology from Rider University in New Jersey. Before joining FGCU, Nichole served as the Graduate Assistant for Career Development and Success in the School of Education at Rider University and as a Graduate Intern in the Office of Leadership at The College of New Jersey. Nichole also has experience with teaching at the early childhood and elementary levels and guidance counseling at the secondary education level. Nichole is a member of the Middle Atlantic Career Counseling Association, New Jersey Career Center Consortium, National Association of Colleges and Employers, and Chi Sigma Iota, the international honor society for counseling students, counselor educators, and professional counselors.

Email Nichole | (239) 745-4207

Keashla Marengo Reyes, Career Advisor

Keashla Marengo Reyes

Keashla has been working in a university setting since 2008. As an undergraduate student, she worked at a Career Development Center where she discovered her passion for higher education and career advising. Today, she holds two degrees from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania: Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resources Management and a Master of Education in Counseling and Student Affairs with a focus in College Student Affairs. Throughout her graduate career, she gained professional experience in career coaching, academic coaching, and multicultural affairs. After graduate school, she moved across the country to the San Francisco Bay Area where she worked as an Academic Coach and Instructor at the Academy of Art University in SF. In that role, she worked primarily with an international student population pursuing art and design careers. She taught students a variety of skills including time management, goal-setting, motivation, test prep, resourcefulness, public speaking, self-assessment, and many more. In January of 2017, she moved to Fort Myers. Shortly after, she became the first Alumni Career Specialist at FGCU. Since Keashla truly enjoys the journey of making an impact in the lives of students, she seized the opportunity to become a Career Advisor where she provides career services to both, students and alumni. She is a member of the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARWC) and National Career Development Association (NCDA). During her free time, she enjoys exploring new places, nature walks, photography, observing art, watching movies, going to the beach, and eating.

Email Keashla | Phone: (239) 745-4219

Rafael Villamil, Career Advisor

Rafael holds a Master of Education with a focus on Student Personnel in Higher Education from the University of Florida and a Bachelors of Art in Theater with a Minor in Psychology from Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH. Before joining FGCU, Rafael served as the Graduate Assistant for the Multicultural Student Center at Santa Fe College, interned with both the Student Activities Office and the Residence Life Office at the University of Texas at El Paso, and was a Residence Hall Director for the State University of New York at Oswego.

Prior to starting his career in Student Affairs, Rafael garnered experiences in a variety of fields including serving in the US Navy Reserves, both in the enlisted ranks and the officer ranks, as well as holding a variety of positions in the theater, retail, and food service industries.

Email Rafael | (239) 745-4258

Career Development Services - Student Staff

  • Andrea Buchholz - Front Desk
  • Andrea Butler - Front Desk
  • Stephanie Centeno - Front Desk
  • Paloma Oddone - Front Desk
  • Celest Polin - Front Desk
  • Megan Wells- Front Desk